Alms box

A box in the nave or narthex where believers can put in their alms.
Before giving alms we must offer our own lives as sacrifices to the Lord.

Dictionary of church terms. — St. GEORGE'S COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH SPORTING - ALEXANDRIA EGYPT. .

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  • alms box — noun box for collecting alms, especially one in a church • Syn: ↑poor box, ↑mite box • Hypernyms: ↑box * * * alms box, British. a box kept in or just outside a church for alms …   Useful english dictionary

  • alms chest — noun : a box with a hole for alms and with three locks …   Useful english dictionary

  • poor box — noun box for collecting alms, especially one in a church • Syn: ↑alms box, ↑mite box • Hypernyms: ↑box * * * noun Etymology: poor (II) : a box for alms for the poor; …   Useful english dictionary

  • mite box — noun box for collecting alms, especially one in a church (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑poor box, ↑alms box • Hypernyms: ↑box * * * noun Etymology: mite (I) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mite box — A bronze Widow s Mite or Lepton, minted by Alexander Jannaeus, King of Judaea, 103 76 B.C. obverse: anchor upside down in circle, reverse: star of eight rays. The term mite box (also alms box or poor box) refers to a box that is used to save… …   Wikipedia

  • poor box — n. a box, as in a church, for alms for the poor …   English World dictionary

  • poor box — noun Date: 1621 a box (as in a church) for alms for the poor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Care of the Poor by the Church —     Care of the Poor by the Church     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Care of the Poor by the Church     I. OBJECTS, HISTORY, AND ORGANIZATION     A. The care of the poor is a branch of charity. In the narrow sense charity means any exercise of mercy… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Collections — • Article discussing the development which took the form of a contribution in money, corresponding particularly to what is conveyed by the French word quête Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Collections     Collections …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Separatio Leprosorum — The Separatio Leprosorum was a ceremony performed during the Middle Ages whenever a person was declared a leper by their community. The individual was ritually buried by the community and exiled to the edge of the settlement. The term also… …   Wikipedia

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